Friday, February 22, 2008
There's nothing better than an easy dinner that you can just pop in the oven (while you go out and play in the garden), except maybe an easy dinner made with mostly local seasonal ingredients. Yesterday I made a lazy cabbage roll casserole. Why is it lazy? Well, because you don't bother actually making the roll part of the cabbage rolls, you just toss everything in a pot. In this case, everything, is cabbage, onions, mushrooms (all local), uncooked brown rice and my frozen stewed tomatoes. Cover and bake for an hour.And since the oven is on, and you are making 'lazy' things, you might as well make a lazy apple pie. That is my new name for this dish. It might more aptly be called apple pie without the pie because I was too lazy to even get a store-bought crust, let alone make a homemade one. I just sliced local apples into a pie plate, added some RV raisins and a grate of cinnamon and nutmeg. And since it was so easy to make...might as well make two.